ICBC announced on Wednesday that it’s proceeding to the next phase of its “road test resumption plan.”
The Crown Corporation announced earlier this month that it would begin resuming road tests for all non-commercial drivers. Priority was first given to customers with Class 5 or 7 road tests that were cancelled between March 17 and 30. Now, a schedule has been released that includes customers with tests that were scheduled up to June 26.
ICBC’s schedule for the remainder of cancelled road tests is as follows:
|Original date of cancelled Class 5 or 7 road test:||When customers will be contacted by ICBC:||When customers can book their new test:|
|March 31 to April 30||Before July 30||July 30 and onwards|
|May 1 to 31||Before August 10||August 10 and onwards|
|June 1 to 26||Before August 17||August 17 and onwards|
|All other customers||Before August 24||August 24 and onwards|
The company says in a statement that they’re currently “exploring a number of measures to increase capacity” and address the backlog of road tests. Some measures being explored include expanding the hours and dates of operation, hiring and training additional examiners, and repurposing other facilities so that they can offer testing.
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Before their appointment, customers are asked to review the vehicle safety checklist and ensure that the interior of their vehicle is clean.
On the day of their test, customers will need to arrive on time with the required identification. They will be asked a series of health screening questions and will be provided with a mask that must be worn for the duration of the road test.
Driver examiners will continue to conduct road tests from inside the customer’s vehicle to ensure the examiner is able to fully assess the customer’s driving skills and to take control of the vehicle in the event of an emergency. Driver examiners will wear appropriate PPE during the test.
With files from Eric Zimmer.